Texas A&M Aggies vs. Auburn Tigers
The Texas A&M Aggies and the Auburn Tigers face off on Wednesday in Nashville in SEC college basketball Tournament action. The Aggies are -5 point favorites over the Tigers with an over/under point total set at 120.
The Texas A&M had a rough go of it in their first year in the SEC but with a few good days in Nashville could turn it all around for them. Texas A&M is 7-11 in SEC, 1-2 in neutral site games, and they played the 56th ranked schedule in the country. As a team the Aggies are averaging 63.9 points, 11.7 assists, and they are shooting 44.7 percent while defensively they allow 62.7 points, 12.3 assists, and they are shooting 41.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.7 points, 12.3 assists, and their opponents are shooting 41.4 percent. Elston Turner is averaging 17.7 points, Fabyon Harris is averaging 11.9 points, and Ray Turner is averaging 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds. Texas A&M has shown flashes of being able to take on just about anyone so they may have what it takes to go on a run in Nashville.
The Auburn Tigers have lost their last nine games and were the worst team in the SEC this season. Auburn is 3-15 in the SEC, 1-3 in neutral site games, and they played the 133th ranked schedule in the nation this year. As a team Auburn is averaging 64.9 points, 12.4 assists, and they are shooting 40.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.7 points, 13.5 assists, and their opponents are shooting 42.9 percent. Frankie Sullivan is averaging 14.4 points, Rob Chubb is averaging 9.0 points and 6.7 rebounds, and Allen Payne is averaging 7.8 points. It is only Tony Barbee’s second season in Auburn but he has to be feeling the heat.
Auburn is 0-8 against the spread following a loss, 5-15-1 against the spread in their last 21 neutral site games, and 0-6 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Texas A&M is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, 0-4 against the spread in their last four neutral site games, and 39-17 against the spread following a loss.
The total is set at 20 and I see this one staying below that number.